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Visiting one of Italy’s Lesser-known Wine Regions: Monferrato

Visiting one of Italy’s Lesser-known Wine Regions: Monferrato

Yeah, it’s no surprise by now that I like to drink wine, but in all honesty, I’d rather be exploring wine regions than actually imbibing. There’s one thing all wine regions have in common – beauty. But whether it’s Napa, Tuscany, Bordeaux, or lesser known […]

Tuscany or Umbria: Which is best for wine tastings in Italy?

Tuscany or Umbria: Which is best for wine tastings in Italy?

I love wine and I love to travel. So what could be better than combining the two with wine tastings in Italy? Just like culinary travel and adventure travel, wine travel is gaining popularity. Wine travel offers enthusiasts the opportunity to truly experience the wine […]

The best site for booking a wine tasting vacation

The best site for booking a wine tasting vacation

I love wine. And I love to travel. So there is no sweeter experience than wine travel. We travel to experience many different things and wine tourism is a category that is taking off. Wine tourism is loosely defined as travel that includes the tasting, […]

The best wine tastings in Tuscany: A visit to ‘Under the Tuscan Sun’

The best wine tastings in Tuscany: A visit to ‘Under the Tuscan Sun’

While living in Milan, I spent many weekends exploring the small enotecas and private vineyards throughout Tuscany. On this visit back, I was interested in seeing a boutique winery, enjoying a few wine tastings in Tuscany and learning more about how Tuscany is embracing luxury wine […]

Is Champagne Making a Comeback? The Champagnes of Armand de Brignac

Is Champagne Making a Comeback? The Champagnes of Armand de Brignac

I was invited to attend a Champagne tasting at the Beverly Hills Hotel in the esteemed boardroom for a select group of wine collectors, distributors and writers to celebrate the release of Armand de Brignac’s latest cuvée – Assemblage. I especially love these events because […]

Taking a wine tasting trip? Here’s what you need to know

Taking a wine tasting trip? Here’s what you need to know

If wine tasting was an Olympic sport, I’d win gold. Seriously. I have this sport down to a science. The key is having a plan and pacing yourself. Whether you’re new wine tasting or an experienced oenophile, here are 10 tips you need to take […]



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